I’m late to file this because of all the fun yesterday. Thursday, the official beginning of San Diego Comic-Con, kicked off in wild fashion, with the expected throngs of people crowding the floor. The record crowd this year has led the convention to create a shuttle bus route from Mission Valley to the convention center, and there were reports of overcrowding leading to problems on preview night. Hopefully those problems have been fixed and everyone can enjoy a great convention.
San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Wednesday night with a bang. Record numbers of people are attending the show this year, but luckily, Wednesday didn't feel overcrowded. In fact, the air of excitement was there and it seemed to signify a true love for what's going on in comics today (with no real successor to Twilight or Avatar at this year's show, the "tent city" neighborhood near Hall H is a shadow of its previous year's self, for example...but excitement is thriving for ongoing and new comics properties).John Hogan
If you're attending San Diego Comic-Con in a couple weeks, please try to make time to see a panel I'll be moderating on Saturday, July 24, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 8. It's entitled "Comics in the Library," and I'm thrilled with the selection of panelists. If you're at all interested or intrigued by how graphic novels can be (and are) used in today's libraries, be sure to check it out. Here's the official description:John Hogan